Horn said he texted Thomas and "thanked him for doing what most athletes in his position would never do".
Horn surely loved seeing his celebration used by one of the NFL's most talented wideouts, and he's probably also a big fan of the fact that the Saints are on a seven-game winning streak.
The lost yardage ultimately did not affect the game's outcome, but with 3:52 remaining and only 10 points separating the Saints and the No. 2 offense in the league, Payton was less than thrilled by the homage. He said, "I watched the YouTube video before the game". "We don't want to corrupt the game like that".
Thomas played coy with the media after the game, giving few details about the origins of the phone and who knew about it beforehand, saying he acted alone.
But, Vick clearly didn't feel the same way. saying the old, cell-phone-under-the-goal-post routine is bad for the sport!
But it's Thomas touchdown celebration that's had a lasting impression.
"When your man has done something legendary like that, your kickoff team has to go cover for him", running back Mark Ingram said. They were the last remaining unbeaten team in the NFL. Thomas likewise was penalized on the play, and will likely see a fine coming his way as well.
Joe Horn is a Saints legend. "You gotta have fun". According to Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com, Horn thinks Strahan is being so salty about it because the Giants got destroyed 45-7 by the Saints in 2003 and Horn scored a whopping four touchdowns. All these guys just catching touchdowns and celebrating with each other, having fun, getting the crowd involved.